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A NEWSPAPER OF TO-DAY; PUKE INTONE AND EXPRESSION ; PROGRESSIVE IN ALL THINGS.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1891.
xDINING ROOM SETS,
East Main Street, - McMINNVILIE, TENN.
Dried Fruit Again.
To the Standard : We have re
ceived some letters from Chicago unci
St. Louis this week, giving at our re
quest, their idea of future values of
dried fruits. For the benefit of those
ofyour readers interested, we give
you an extract from a letter received
today from an old reliable fruit-house
to whom we have sold more or less
dried fruits for the last 15 years. It
is as follows :
"Chicago, June 30, 1891.
Messrs. Mead & Ritchey,
;"McMinnville, Tcun. t
"Dear Sirs: We have your favor
of 27th. The information you ask
for will have to be governed pretty
much by guess work, and in doing
this guessing we will hit as near as
possible. There will be no question
about the low price of all dried fruits
this fall. Blackberries are not called
for at all at 4 cts, and we are all car
rying over some berries. There will
be in the neighberhood of eight hun
dred thousand to one million pounds
carried over. We do not see how it
will pay any one to dry berries, for if
there is any kind of a crop they will
not be consumed. The great call for
dried grapes has done away with the
use for blackberries. California will
most likely give U3 a large crop of
dried grapes, and they are using
them now in place of blackberries, as
they consider them worth much
more, and can buy them at not more
than 5 to C cts. As long a9 they
are to be had blackberries will not be
used to any extent. You must figure
on a low price of 4 to 4 cents deliv
ered in Chicago for blackberries.
On dried apples the opening price
will be the best. What this opening
price will be is hard to say. There are
no sun dried apples in the country at
present. They will not be wanted
except at a very low price. When
you come to peaches, they will not
be used except at a price of 3 to 4c, as
California peaches will come in
cheap, and they will always pay
more than as much again for the Cal
ifornia peaches as they will for South
ern peaches, so that this fruit must be
bought cheap in order to be han
dled at all. .
From all sections of the country we
hear of abundant crops of fruits of
all descriptions. This gives the deal
er no chance to buy in one section to
supply another, as all sections seem
to be suppled. If you intend to buy
you must figure on buying at the
then if you make enough for the
handling until another spring
comes around. When we get nearer
the crop we can write you more ful
ly, but of course, can give no prices
at present. S. M. & II."
We have a letter also today lroin
St. Louis no more encouraging than
the above. But no man can tell.
The quantity dried will govern the
prices. Mead & Ritchey.
Irving College, July 1. School at
the College closed with very enter
taining exercises Thursday and Fri
day nights. The students all acquit
ted themselves in a way that reflect
ed much credit on the teachers as
well as themselves.
Miss Nannie B. Jones, of Manches
ter, who has had charge of the music
and art departments, went home Sat
urday to spend vacation with her
folks. We understand the College
has been fortunate enough to secure
the services of Miss Jones for the
Miss Charity Barnes, one of Collins
River's charming young ladies, who
has been on a visit several weeks at
Tracy City and Duulap, returned
home one day last week.
Prof. I. N. Jones, the first graduate
ot Irving College, attended the clos
ing exercises of that institution here
last week, and gave a very interest
ing talk on its early history, Friday
night. Mr. Jones met a number of
old friends here who were glad to
greet him with a hearty shake of the
Wheat threshing has commenced,
and the scream of the engine 13 heard
daily in the field; though the acreage
sown here was so small it will not be
many days before it 'ill scream its
last for this season. The yield, so
far as heard from, is satisfactory.
LIST OF LETTERS
Bits of Tennessee News.
A contract has been closed for an
electric light plant at Pulaski.
The new wheat crop has commen
ced to move over Middle Tennessee
A pearl recently found in Stones
River, in Rutherford county, was
sold in New York for $300.
Buiglars are getting in their, work
at Gallatin. Three homes were
robbed in one night last week.
A large number of logs were float
ed down the Cumberland river dur
ing the June rise.
The "Old Whigs" of Rutherford
county will hold their annual barbe
cue at Florence on Thursday. July
The erection of a new building to
cost $75,000 for Cumberland Univer
sity, Lebanon, is in contemplation
for next year.
A man named Richardson, about
50 years of age, was found dead in
his bed at Manchester last Saturday
The cost of new buildings erected
in Nashville during the first six
months of 1S!)1 foots up nearly three
quarters of a million dollars.
The Mayor and Aldermen of
Springfield are making a terrific war
fare on dogs. All dogs caught on the
streets are shot and their owners fined
for allowing them to run at large.
Both shoes were pulled from the
hind feet of a horse in Chattanooga
by electricity last Saturday, on com
ing in contact with the electric street
car tracks. The horse was not in
jured. The Nashville, Chattanooga A St.
Louis Roilroad sells round trip
tickets at one fare, on Saturday after
afternoons, from Nashville to the
various watering places on its line,
good until the following Monday at
Knoxville enjoys the distinction
of being the cheapest coffee market
in the United States now, Arbuekle's
best being retailed there at 20 to 22
cents Tier pound. It is due to the
cutting of prices between Arbuckle
and other large importers and
They say the grand jury at Union
City the other day sent for an expert
crap shooter to explain the game to
them. While he was throwing the
ivory by way of illustration several
jurymen became infatuated with the
game and wanted to try their luck,
and the foreman had to send for the
Sheriff to prevent the expert from
strapping the last one of them.
M. B. HARWELL & CO.,
MC MINNVILLE, TENN.,
Is now being shown the largest and
handsomest stock of Furniture ever
brought to this section. We can
furnish any room from kitchen to
parlor, and any 'kind of home from
cottage to mansion.
We have beautiful bed room suits
in Walnut, Ash, Maple, and IGtli
Century Antique Oak,
are away below retail city houses.
When you want any article of furni
ture whatever come nnd see iw before
Kagaiihl In Rearss
, We have one of the finest nnd
handsomest hearses ever brought t
the South, and trive special attention
to the ' direction of funerals. We
carry a large lino of
Casbts, Hcialic and Wood Cass:
and Coffins. Particular attention
given to embalming.
We invite a call from everybody.
2vm 33. HAE"WELL 6z CO.
Uniform Text Looks.
Remaining in the Postoffice at McMinnville,
for the week ending July 3 which will be
forwarded to the Dead Letter Office if not
called for in 30 days.
Brown, N. A. Lavandcr, Dock
Byark, II. Moorman, C. E.
Fairfax, Mattie Rivers, R. II.
Graham, C. G. Sharp, Elcnne
By order of the P. O. Department, One
Cent must be collected on all advertised let
ters. Parties calling for any of these letters
will please say "Advertised."
A. II. Faulkner, P. M.
Prince George, of Greece, is on a
lowest possible price and we question tour of the United States.
Dibrell, Tenn., July 2, 1891. Mr.
C. R Gateway's little one and one
half years old girl died rather sud
denly Monday, and was thus releas
ed from the cares, privations and dis
appointments that await us here.
We had' another wedding last
week, Mr. Henry Stroud to Mrs.
Martha Lewis, Esq. M. J. Jones
tying the nuptial knot.
Cool, clear weather : fine time for
making or taking care of hay, and
The contestants will speak for the
Gold Medal at the College Saturday
at 10 o'clock a. m. Everybody in
vited to bring a basket of dinner
The wheat will-soon be ready for
the threshers, and we think that the
yield will be an average.
The blackberry crop is abundant
this year, more than can be taken
care of in this section unless the peo
ple had better facilities for drying.
Mr. A. R. Moore came in from
Jackson, Tenn., a few daysago.where
he had been in school for the past
year or two.
Our public schools will all be open
ed about the 20th we suppose. We
would be glad to have a regular
We still hear very favorable reports
from the mineral springs on Sink
Creek in DeKalb county. These wa
ters are said to be excellent for many
chronic complaints and a splendid
Some farmers have laid by their
McMinnville, June 27, 1891.
Editor Standard : For the pur
pose of adopting a uniform system of
text books, the Public School Officers
of Warren county met on the above
date in convention at McMinnville,
with Sup't Mitchell presiding.
First action was the appointment
of Prof. J. G Meadors, as President,
and J. B. Clark as Secretary, after
which the purpose of the meeting
was stated by W. N. Mitchetl, and a
very able and interesting address was
made by Mr. Meadors. '
Then the question, whether there
should be a uniform syslem of text
books adopted was very ably dis
cussed, after which Prof. E. B. Etter
offered the following resolution:
Iteaoked, 1. That we adopt a uni
form system of text books, with a
view to their introduction into the
Public Schools of Warren county
during the year 1892.
2. That a committee of eight be ap
pointed to select and report a uniform
system of text book9 to be used in
the Public Schools of Warren county.
3. That the use of the texts adopt
ed be optionary during the year 1891,
but to become compulsory for the
4. That said committee report July
After considering it, and agreeing
that, if the word report be stricken
out and recommend put in its place,
they would accept it. This being
done the resolution was put before
the house and. unanimously adopted.
The President appointed P. G. Pot
ter, J. S. Turner, and M. C. Green
to select the eight committeemen as
required in the above resolution.
Their report was as follows: We
your committee on selection beg
leave to submit the following
as a committee to select text books :
W. N. Mitchell, E. B. Etter, J. B.
Clark, J. G. Meadors, II. B. Evans,
George Ilennegar, II. J. Hutchins,
and C. J. Denton.
It was then insisted that this board
should grade the Public School of
Warren county as required by law,
which was consented to by the
house. J. B. Clark. Sec'y.
We acknowledge receipt of the fol
lowing subscriptions to the Stand
ard for the month ending June 3d.
New subscribers marked thus
V. II. Leinin, McDade, Texas $ 5U
V. S. Cain. Tarlton. Tenn 1 0(1
W. A. Moore, Rock Island. Tenn 1 00
W. W. Rawli.igs, Drakes Creek, Ark.. 1 00
Frank Spurloek, Chattanooga, Tenn.... 00
L. Kirby, Daylight, Teuu 2."
Charlie Finger, Vervilla. Tenn 25
Win. Bradley, Newtown, Mo 25
C. II. Brown, Borden, Cal 1 00
Willie Hoover, Viola, Tenu..jli 1 00
Ellcy Hayes, Irving College, Tenn.... 50
J. W. Brown, Viola, Tenn 1 0o
J. T. Campbell, North East, Pa 25
J. A. McColloch, Viola, Tenn 1 00
I. II. Countiss, Increase, Tenn 1 00
Miss Sallie Hamilton, Nashville, Tenn 50
Ernest Summers, New, Tenn 25
Joel II. Young, Fiirmersville, Cali 25
A. J. Brown, Viola, Tenn 1 00
Mrs. T. A. Tannatt, McMinnvilleTenn
B. T. Maddux,
J. R. Paris,
Mrs. J. P. Clark,
F. E. Jones,
Mrs. M. L. S. Hartwell,
The prime cause of most of the
nervous disorders and ailments with
which humanity is afflicted may be
traced to indigestion. The irritable
man, the unhappy woman, the fret
ful child, contrive to make all around
them miserable. They dose them
selves for nervousness, and perhaps
find temporary relief, only to grow
more nervous when the inevitable re
action comes. It is in such cases that
S. S. S. gives almost immediate relief.
It builds up the entire system, puri
fies the blood, gives tone to the di
gestive organs, restores the functions
of the stomach, gives activity to the
liver, and puts all the nerves in tune
with health and good humor. It is
nature's great remedy, and never
fails to give relief.
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All persons are warned from buy
ing a school order from W. II. Jones,
which he obtained by fraud from the
loth civil district of arren county.
Clerk of Board of Directors,
There are twopoint3 to be gained
by the liberal feeding of young ani
mals. First, it costs less for each
pound of flesh made than it docs to
make the same weight on older ani
mals: and, second, it lays a good
foundation for future development so
that all subsequent feeding will give
the largest passible profit. If an ani
mal is stunted 111 the beginning it of
ten requires so much feed to overcome
this defect that it destroys all the
profit that might otherwise be made.